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So Long, Winter


  1. Hi-
    Most likely tore my ACL a week ago in Mammoth. I have an MRI set up for next week to confirm, and was looking forward to just getting my surgery over with quick, and starting on my recovery. I found out today that Kaiser is about 4-5 months out for this type of surgery! I wondered if you had any opinions on having to wait this long for reconstruction. Seems cruel. I am an active 39 year old, and the thought of being so limited for so long, is really upsetting. Your talk of gaining weight freaks me out even more, as it is one of my biggest fears. Any advice??? Thanks.

    Posted by Lisa | April 13, 2009, 8:13 pm
  2. Hey Lisa-

    First, sorry to hear about your injury. At least it was the end of the season!

    I wouldn’t worry too much about putting on weight. It’s not like I added TONS, and it was only due to my foolish self. There is PLENTY of stuff you can do while recuperating – in fact, you can start doing light jogging fairly soon – my weight gain had more to do with laziness than anything else. You just need to figure out new ways to get an intense workout. 🙂 Rowing, swimming and weights are popular options.

    As for waiting for reconstruction — that kind of sucks. I waited about that long (maybe longer, can’t remember), but mine was intentional — I tried to get it done between snowboarding seasons. In fact, NOW would be a great time to get it done because if recovery goes well you could be back on the slopes next December.

    Good luck!


    Posted by Adam | April 13, 2009, 8:52 pm
  3. Thanks for the response Adam. I appreciate it.

    Posted by Lisa | April 14, 2009, 4:29 pm
  4. Goodbye winter, I finally finished up my last day a week ago as well at Whistler. Sadness 🙁

    Ah well, like you said, there’s always ice hockey!

    (and surfing!)


    Posted by VancityAllie | May 5, 2009, 3:46 pm